Kirsten Alene is the author of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs. Her fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, Ellipsis, The Battered Suitcase, and other publications. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Jfre Robot Coad currently resides in SD. In addition to his own personal artistic pursuits, consisting mainly of collage and object driven arts, he also heads up a group art project/game (under the LANDFILL GRAPHICS moniker) which promotes interaction amongst known and unknown artists and creative folks as well as getting people out of their comfort zones creatively and socially. He was an original member of the now defunct minimalist post-rock group PHYSICS (’93-’99), is an acting & longtime member of local art house & touring favorites ASPECTS OF PHYSICS, cofounder of current new music improv project MISSION:VALLEY, and cofounder of the FOUND FILM JAM, a sporadic but successful combination of super eight films found at thrift stores, garage sales etc, publicly screened and scored, on the spot, by local musicians. He enjoys wearing blue lipstick and blue plastic clogs (much to others dismay sometimes). http://landfillgraphics.com/
Noah Doely was raised in Iowa and earned his BFA in sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa. He works with sculpture, installation, and antiquated photographic processes. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and recorded and toured with the band The Old Scratch Revival Singers. Noah relocated in 2008 and currently resides in San Diego, California where he is pursuing his MFA at the University of California, San Diego.
Joseph Goosey has about 60 dollars after paying rent in Washington, DC. His most recent chapbook is Mostly Spinach, from Virgogray Press.
Grace Krilanovich has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a finalist for the 2009 Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. Her debut novel, The Orange Eats Creeps, was excerpted twice in Black Clock and was published by Two Dollar Radio. She has been named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” for 2010.
Michael J. McCardle was born in Baltimore, Maryland and is the author of eight books. His face is horribly disfigured, and he was found to possess a large collection of trisomic conditions at the age of seven. Michael now resides in Nepal, playing backgammon and picking his nose.
David Ohle’s novel, Motorman, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1972 and re-released by 3rd Bed Press in 2004 with an Introduction by Ben Marcus. Its sequel, The Age of Sinatra, was published by Soft Skull in 2004, followed in 2008 by The Pisstown Chaos. In 2009, two novellas, Boons and The Camp were published by Calamari Press under one cover. He has edited two non-fiction books, Cows are Freaky When They Look at You: An Oral History of the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers (Watermark Press, 1991) and Cursed From Birth: the Short, Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs, Jr. (Soft Skull, 2006). His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, the Paris Review, TriQuarterly, the Missouri Review, the Pushcart Prize and elsewhere. He has taught fiction writing at the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Missouri in Columbia and currently both fiction and screenwriting at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The Devil in Kansas: Three Stories for the Screen will be released by Eraserhead in August of 2012. The Old Reactor will be released by Dzanc in the Fall of 2013.
David Peak is the author of Surface Tension (BlazeVOX Books). He lives in New York City and frequently deletes his blog at davidpeak.blogspot.com.
Bradley Sands is the author of My Heart Said No, But the Camera Crew Said Yes and It Came from Below the Belt. He edits Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens. Visit him at http://www.bradleysands.com